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Thursday Intermission

Happy Thursday! Ready for a break from your week? Well, settle in. This week there are more videos than usual. They’re short, but fun.

Daniel Hashimoto is the father of  a young son. He also happens to work in animation and special effects for Dreamworks. And when his home and work worlds collide, we get Action Movie Kid. Each clip shows the son doing some normal little boy thing, like playing with a toy light saber or splashing in a puddle. But when combined with the father’s video skills, the results are … well, just watch.

May you see the incredible in your day today. Your Father’s adding some awesome special effects for you–like grace and sunshine, family and friends, laughter and peace.

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Thursday Intermission

Happy Thursday!

I’m feeling a little lazy this afternoon, wishing I could fit in a nap. How about you? Now think back to this morning … How did you wake up? You can only hope to awaken as happily as baby Christian does when he hears Bruno Mars.

Instead of passively watching another video, this week it’s your turn to get involved. Click the link to Draw a Stickman and then see what happens.

Happy Thursday!

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Thursday Intermission

Welcome! In case you’re new here, I should explain that Thursdays are a little different. That’s the day we take a break from our week with a couple of videos, games or other fun links. An Intermission.

“Monsterbox” is an end-of-studies CGI short created by students at the Bellecour Schools. It carries themes of friendship, giving, forgiveness and reconciliation … and monsters. It’s charming and adorable and beautifully done. Enjoy.

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Thursday Intermission

This has been a busy week for me, what with one thing and another. I was at home a lot, as I work from home; fortunately, I have my cats to keep me company. Also fortunately, neither of my cats is a Wolverine-in-training.

Speaking of cats, if you wanted to advertise to their owners, how would you do it? Direct mail is still an option–and not just for people, apparently. This agency isn’t just targeting cat owners; it’s targeting cats.

Two potential problems: How much innocent mail was shredded as cats tried to get to the ‘nip? And what about cats like my son’s? She’s a feline abstainer because she is, to quote my son, a “mean drunk.” Wouldn’t want to come home to a trashed house and an agitated kitty! On the other hand, my cats would love this.

And finally, for those more partial to dogs …

May your day be blessed. See you tomorrow!

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Thursday Intermission

Apparently this week I’m the one who’s in need of a break! My apologies for the late posting.

I don’t know about you, but I could use a smile right about now. So how about this mouse? He’s narrating his exploratory mission, so we can watch along.

I don’t tend to think of museum tours as boring, necessarily, although a lot depends on the docent giving the tour. However, as someone who has gone on field trips with middle schoolers (younger than this group, of course), I understand that some people may not share my feelings. (Yes, it’s an ad; no, I’ve never tried and do not promote the product. But I do promote the humor!)

So, until tomorrow …

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Thursday Intermission

Welcome!

As you know, on Thursdays, we take a break from routine. And at this point, I think I need to say something: I am NOT on The Piano Guys’ marketing team. I don’t know them; they are not my third cousins twice removed. I just happen to love what they do, and I want to share it with you. And yesterday as I was poking about looking for things to share today, I found their version of Disney movie Frozen’s “Let It Go” paired with Vivaldi’s “Winter.” It’s beautiful.

Oh, and it’s performed in the glittering chill of an actual ice castle. You can click through to YouTube to read about it, and I’m including the “Behind the Scenes” video as well. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

May your day be filled with music that brings joy to your soul!

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Thursday Intermission

Happy Snowy Thursday!

Here in Pennsylvania, I think we can all join in with this boy’s prayer. Do I hear an “Amen”?

As we look to Valentine’s Day tomorrow, we find that Simon’s Cat has been “Smitten.” I was looking for a follow-up, but haven’t found it yet. Maybe tomorrow?

Finally, in a series of interviews with some older couples in Dublin, we hear about what it takes to stay in love. (Come for the wisdom, stay for the Irish accents.)

May your day be filled with warmth!

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